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Hi I'm Cosette

I'm a favorite aunt. I'm a Photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to run barefoot in the hot AZ summers, but as an adult I've decided to make wiser choices. I studied psychology in college because I am fascinated by the way people work and I want to understand why we do the things we do. I also studied religion because I feel that understanding people's beliefs is essential in understanding why they are the way they are. After I graduated, I became a full-time photographer, which I have loved. Being in the wedding industry, I get to see the most stressful, yet happiest day of many lives. I get to make people feel beautiful and help calm nerves when things don't go perfectly, and I still cry at the daddy-daughter dance! I am also a garden enthusiast. I love watching the seeds I plant sprout and grow, and eventually I love to eat the vegetable they produce! I love to see the sunrise after a chilly hike in the early winter mornings. I've read every Jane Austen because I am a hopeless romantic. My favorite thing to do is laugh, I love being happy! My all-time favorite past time: playing with my niece and nephews. I have secured for myself the title of favorite aunt, and I plan on maintaining that.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised us in the Mormon church, and I'm so grateful for that. I grew up relying on what others taught me, which all kids do. I had been told that I needed to find my own testimony over and over again, yet I didn't think I needed to. Eventually, in my early twenties, I decided that I really did need to know for myself. So, I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if it was all true. I'm thankful for a loving Father who knows the needs of His children. My prayer was answered, and I have never doubted those feelings. Even when things get hard, I am able to remember the experiences I've had to draw strength from. I was able to serve a mission to Canada, where I met people from all over the world and taught them about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.

How I live my faith

I hope that it is apparent in all I do that I am a Mormon. Although imperfect, I try to be kind and helpful and to speak respectfully. I have found through my own experience that when I respond the way the Savior did, others are a lot nicer to me in return. That isn't the reason we should be kind, but it is a perk! I am grateful for the opportunities I get to serve in the church. For the past year, I have helped organize a monday night activity for the members of my young single group. It has been fun and challenging to figure out how to have a good time while helping us all grow spiritually as well. I have had opportunities to teach little kids and adults, to help the missionaries, and I get to visit with different girls regularly and give and receive the support we all need. I try to study the scriptures regularly, especially the Book of Mormon, and pray often. I listen to the words of our living prophet to know what will help me in today's world.